Unfortunately, many people living with physical limitations lack functional mobility and control of their surroundings. As a rehab team, we can help consumers regain control of their life through assistive technology. This session will help clinicians and providers make neurological and physical observations to determine the most appropriate access method for functional power wheelchair driving. Beyond driving, various options for controlling the environment will also be discussed. Client case studies will be used to demonstrate possible solutions for individuals across the lifespan.
What You’ll Learn:
- List three physical conditions that will guide selection of a drive control to match the consumer’s functional needs.
- Identify two options for computer access through the wheelchair.
- Compare and contrast environmental needs for children, adults and the elderly.
- Discuss the process for choosing the most appropriate access method for power mobility.
Date: Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
Time: 2 p.m. (Eastern) / 11 a.m. (Pacific)
Topic: The Power of Access Across the Lifespan
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Amy Morgan, PT, ATP, national clinical education manager, Permobil
Amy Morgan has been involved in wheelchair seating since beginning her career. Amy has worked for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where she was involved in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She has presented lectures both nationally and internationally. Amy is currently the national clinical education manager for Permobil, and is an active member of RESNA and APTA (Pediatrics and Neurology Section Member).
Hymie Pogir, marketing specialist, Permobil
Hymie Pogir joined the complex rehab technology industry in 1979 and has been involved with product development since 1983. Hymie has been named on many patents awarded for power chair product development and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NRRTS in 2001.
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